With over $3.6 million in career tournament earnings, Isaac Haxton ranks 118th on the all-time money list. His biggest cash came at the 2009 World Series of Poker, where he finished second to Vitaly Lunkin in the $40,000 no limit hold’em event for $1.16 million. Haxton famously used his “one time” at the final table, binking two pair on the river in this hand. Haxton has had success at the PCA as well – he finished second to Ryan Daut in the 2007 PCA Main Event, taking home $861,789 for his efforts.
Haxton enters the final table fifth in chips, and that’s remarkable considering he was second-to-last in chips entering Day 2. By our count, Haxton doubled three times during the day, including this hand where Haxton three-bet shoved with , and Nicolas Chouity, the original raiser, called with . The flop gave Haxton a set, and he held as the turn and river both bricked.
Haxton is dangerous now that he has chips, and is looking to add a second win and a second million-dollar cash to his résumé.